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Name: FORTHBANK
Type: Refrigerated Cargo Ship
Launched: 31/05/1973
Completed: 11/1973
Builder: Swan Hunter & Tyne Shipbuilders Ltd
Yard: Hebburn
Yard Number: 52
Dimensions: 15216dwt, 11405grt, 161.68 x 22.59 x 8.38metres
Engines: Oil 2SA, 6 cyl (760 x 2186), 15000bhp
Engines by: Doxford Engines Ltd, Sunderland
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 18.0knots
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: IMO 7320227
History:
11/1973 Bank Line Ltd (A Weir & Co Ltd, managers)
2000 Pacific Jewel Shipping Ltd, Vanuatu; renamed PACIFIC EMERALD
16/12/2002 Broken up
Comments: 16/12/2002: Broken up at Chittagong, Bangladesh


Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair

Above photo copyright of Chris Howell